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Wednesday 25th of November 2015
Glasgow Airport has this month announced that it has funded an intergenerational history project to mark the 75th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz. The funding, which was donated through Glasgow Airport’s Flightpath Fund, will help students from St Stephen’s Primary School team up with the residents of Dalmuir Sheltered Housing in order to create a large ceramic wall mount, to commemorate the anniversary of the Blitz of March 1941.
Deputy Head Teahcer of St Stephen’s Primary School, Clare MacColl said:
“We’re delighted to have received this substantial grant from the FlightPath Fund to allow us to take forward our ceramic project. The pupils have worked hard at building positive, trusting relationships with the residents of the sheltered housing and are looking forward to working with them on this project.”
Glasgow Airport has donated funds of £1,245 which will also go towards promoting the history of the areas to both locals and tourists and strengthen existing communities.
Councillor Kath Ryall, member of the FlightPath Fund committee said:
“It is fantastic to see so many generations getting together to learn from one another and gain an understanding about their local history. The money from the FlightPath Fund will be used to fund a dynamic and educational project focusing on the Clydebank Blitz, which forms a major part of this areas social and economic history. Already the children are working together with residents at Dalmuir Sheltered Housing and lasting relationships are being created.”